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proper fraction

noun, Mathematics
1.
a fraction having the numerator less, or lower in degree, than the denominator.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75
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  • Understand that a mixed number is a fraction that has two parts: a whole number and a proper fraction.
  • The setting of the proper fraction of sludge removal for return to the aeration tanks as seeding.
British Dictionary definitions for proper fraction

proper fraction

noun
1.
a fraction in which the numerator has a lower absolute value than the denominator, as 1/2 or x/(3 + x²)
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proper fraction in Science
proper fraction
  (prŏp'ər)   
A fraction in which the numerator is less than the denominator, such as 1/2 . Compare improper fraction.
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